The Journey Begins

So, the journey was finally starting! On the 1st July 2018, we took the big step and climbed aboard that one-way flight to China.

It seemed like years in the making of finally getting to the point of starting this adventure and the next chapter of our lives. I know that I was beyond petrified and couldn’t believe what I was doing. I had never moved out of my parent’s house and now I’m moving 11230km across the world to start this adventure.

The time leading up to this moment had so many roller coasters involved! Everything from the excitement of signing our very first contract to the realization that you have just signed a contract to work in China. The excitement was always there with everything that we did, yet it did always come with some sad moments that I knew were bound to happen eventually.

As much as you think that the night before you would normally have your bag packed and ready to go, I even thought I would. Yet I found myself in an emotional state realizing what I was about to do, trying to pack my life into 30kgs seemed like an impossible task. It eventually came to easily 1am that I realized after packing and repacking my bag multiple times over trying to get as much as possible in without going over the weight limit, that everything that is important is in my bag, if I don’t have it, I can replace the things left behind. It was harder than I could have ever imagined deciding what is incredibly important over just wanting to take it because it reminds me of home. Eventually I had finished packing and it was time for the last few hours of sleep in my own bed in the family home.

The next morning came and like any big trip, the morning of there are a few last-minute things that you always remember to do, of course I fell into this.

Eventually we were on our way to the airport!

There were so many emotions flying around in the car, everything from excitement to nerves and much sadness. I knew that the next chapter of my life was about to start the moment that I walk through those gates to catch my flights.

It was incredibly difficult to say goodbye to my family but at the same point you always know that it’s never goodbye, it’s only see you later. I truly don’t think that I would have been able to do this without the support of my family. Without them we would have only taken a trip to Thailand and never come to China, however we now are able to go travel and have Thailand as our back yard!

The year ahead has definitely started with a bang and we’re living our life now in Nanjing, China!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Photo 2018-07-01, 15 32 39

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